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Stone Pendant 9 by shadowfire-x Stone Pendant 9 by shadowfire-x
Another of my wire-wrapped stone pendants. This one is also available on etsy. I'm really pleased with how these are turning out - they're a lot of fun, and, no two are alike! [link]
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Angelic1994Demon Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
for some reason this reminds me of earth. like the planet not the element.
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lamorth-the-seeker Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Hey, I hope you don't mind, but I added you to my circle on etsy. Here's my shop: [link]
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shadowfire-x Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Not at all! And, nice work - I've only just gotten into the stone pendant thing, and it's really great to see how other artists make theirs!
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lamorth-the-seeker Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Thanks. I just saw one, funny I don't remember where, and decided I'd try to do it myself. I've only been doing this for a few months, since September I think, but I really enjoy doing it. When I sell one it feels even better.
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shadowfire-x Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I literally started doing this yesterday, so I have little to no idea what on earth I'm doing. I can't quite sell anything yet, though - my etsy is waiting on my paypal is waiting on my bank for the posting fees.
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lamorth-the-seeker Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
I didn't know what I was doing when I started. I tried doing a drawing for the first one, but it turned out nothing like it, now I don't draw, I just start bending wire.
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shadowfire-x Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think that's the way to do it - bend and loop until the stone doesn't want to fall out, anymore. Usually by that point I have an 'elegant mess'. Every time I've tried to plan, things just don't go the way I expected - but, so far, things have turned out alright.
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lamorth-the-seeker Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
Yeah, it is hard sometimes to get them to stay in there, and by the time you do it looks like a bird's nest. Have you tried using multiple gauges on one piece? The first prong-over types I did, I used 18 gauge for the 'frame' and 24 for the supporting/backing to hold it in there.

I have a nice collection now and have a bunch of beads in the mail. I'm planning on making some 7 stone chakra earrings using: Amethyst, Iolite, Aquamarine, Malachite, Citrine, Carnelian, and Garnet. One each representing the 7 chakras. With the beads I have left over I'm planning on making bracelets and whatever else comes to mind. I have 7 15-16" strands of beads coming,
I can't wait...:iconeagerbeaverplz:
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shadowfire-x Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So far I've only used 20 and 24 gauge. Thus far, I've only used the 24 gauge to wrap around the 20 to hold it together. I'm hoping to branch out a little from there, though.
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